Ivan Drever to Perform at CatStrand New Galloway

CatStrand, the cultural hub of the Glenkens, is thrilled to announce a special performance by the legendary Ivan Drever on Sunday, June 1, 2024, at 7:30 PM. This highly anticipated event promises an unforgettable evening of music and rich Scottish heritage.


Ivan Drever, a renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist, has been a stalwart of the Scottish folk music scene for decades. His music, deeply rooted in the traditions of Orkney and Scotland, has captivated audiences worldwide. Drever’s exceptional ability to blend traditional folk with contemporary elements has distinguished him as a unique voice in the genre. His soulful performances, characterized by evocative lyrics and distinctive guitar playing, resonate with listeners on a profound level.


Drever’s career spans over 40 years, during which he has released numerous solo albums and collaborative works. He is perhaps best known for his time with the pioneering Celtic rock band Wolfstone, where he contributed as a principal songwriter and guitarist. His collaboration with Duncan Chisholm produced the critically acclaimed album “The Lewis Blue,” further cementing his reputation as a versatile and innovative artist.


In addition to his group endeavors, Ivan Drever has enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing albums that showcase his musical dexterity. His latest album, “Seasons Turn,” is a testament to his enduring talent and creativity. The album, which has received rave reviews, features a blend of new compositions and reinterpretations of traditional songs, highlighting Drever’s deep connection to his roots and his ability to infuse them with fresh perspectives.


Supporting Ivan Drever will be ITV Border News presenter, Bruce McKenzie, a well-known broadcaster and talented singer-songwriter in his own right.


“We are incredibly excited to host Ivan Drever at CatStrand,” said Pete Renwick, Creative Director at CatStrand. “His music resonates deeply with our community, and we look forward to an evening of beautiful melodies and captivating performances. It’s a wonderful opportunity for both longtime fans and newcomers to experience him live.”


Tickets for Ivan Drever’s performance are available now and can be purchased online at [gcat.scot/arts](http://gcat.scot/arts) or by calling 01644 420 374. Given the intimate setting of CatStrand and the high demand for tickets, booking is highly recommended to ensure a spot at this not-to-be-missed event.


**Event Details:**

– **Date:** Sunday, June 1, 2024

– **Time:** 7:30 PM

– **Venue:** CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, DG7 3RN

– **Tickets:** Available at http://gcat.scot/arts, 01644 420 374, or from the venue



**About CatStrand:**

CatStrand is a premier performing arts venue in Dumfries & Galloway, renowned for its warm welcome, appreciative audiences, and high-quality diverse program. It is a place for creative exploration of our heritage, landscape, and the issues facing our communities. Committed to enriching the cultural life of the region, CatStrand provides a vibrant space for both local and international artists to showcase their work.